> 1.how to fsck /dev/hda3 which is root? it's mounted rw, and fsck warns it is > dangerous to check it. this is the safest way, but it needs a reboot: touch /forcefsck init 6 this will force a full fsck on all your partitions. if you set FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS, everything will happen automagically. pietro.